Taika Cohen, director of one of my all-time favorite movies Eagle vs Shark, is screening his new movie Boy at Sundance 2010. Boy is one of 14 films selected to compete in the international narrative feature category (out of a pool of about 1,000 films), and it’s been nominated for Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize. Go Kiwis!
Here’s the official Sundance synopsis:
It’s 1984, and Michael Jackson is king-even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy’s father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters.
My love for Michael Jackson is well documented on Little Junkies, so I insta-love the premise. Just watch the trailer and prepare to fall in love. If you don’t, you may want to get your soul checked out.Vodpod videos no longer available.